Last updated: Jan. 31, 2023

On this page, you can learn more about grants and awards related to school health and wellness. We feature opportunities from Alberta Health Services, the Government of Alberta, and the Government of Canada.

The health promotion facilitator assigned to your school authority may be able to help your school community tap into other grants and awards.

Current opportunities

Grants and awards from the Government of Alberta

  • Communities ChooseWell Healthy community grant
  • Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) small funding stream
  • Community Initiatives Program (CIP) project based grant
  • InMotion Network – Girls in Motion
  • InMotion Network – Go Girl

Grants and awards from the Government of Canada

  • Access to action grant program
  • Passion to purpose
  • The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Canada

Other funding opportunities

Grants and awards from the Government of Alberta

Communities ChooseWell Healthy community grant

  • Health topic: Healthy eating and active living initiatives that support community action, collaboration, and equity.
  • Who can apply: Employees or board/council members may apply for funding on behalf of public schools, First Nations and Metis Settlements, and other eligible groups. 
  • Grant amount: Up to $5,000.
  • How to apply: Review the application materials on the program website. There is an application guide, application form (with optional eligibility quiz), and interview application form.
  • Deadline: Apply by Feb. 28, 2023.
  • Website: Healthy community grants

Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) small funding stream

  • Health topic: Physical activity. Funding can be used to build, repair, or upgrade recreation, culture, and other community facilities.
  • Who can apply: Organizations (like parent associations registered under the Societies Act of Alberta). First Nations and Métis Settlements are also eligible.
  • Grant amount: Up to $125,000 for the small funding stream. Funds are awarded on a matching basis.
  • How to apply: Complete the application package on the program website.
  • Deadline: Next deadline for the small funding stream is May 15, 2023. There are other funding cycles in September and January.
  • Website: Government of Alberta Community Facility Enhancement Program 

Community Initiatives Program (CIP) project based grant

  • Health topic: All. Funding is to support projects that enhance and enrich communities in Alberta, including new programs, community events, gender equity projects, technology, and portable equipment.
  • Who can apply: Organizations (like parent associations registered under the Societies Act of Alberta). First Nations and Métis Settlements are also eligible.
  • Grant amount: Up to $75,000. Funds are awarded on a matching basis.
  • How to apply: Complete the application package on the program website.
  • Deadline: Next deadline is May 15, 2023. There are other funding cycles in September and January.
  • Website: Government of Alberta CIP project based grant 

InMotion Network – Girls in Motion

  • Health topic: Physical activity. Funding is available to support recreational, sport, and physical activity programs for girls, and to address barriers to participation for girls to be physically active.
  • Who can apply: Non-profit and charitable organizations in good standing, including Parent Associations registered under the Societies Act of Alberta.
  • Grant amount: Up to $2,500.
  • How to apply: Review the program goals and objectives, then complete the online application form.
  • Deadline: Next deadline is Apr. 1, 2023 (for programs running between June and December, 2023).
  • Website: Girls in Motion

InMotion Network – Go Girl

  • Health topic: Physical activity. Grants are for one-day events that bring teen girls together to try physical activites in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Past events have included activities like hip-hop, power yoga, kickboxing, and weight training.
  • Who can apply: Non-profit and charitable organizations in good standing, including Parent Associations registered under the Societies Act of Alberta.
  • Grant amount: Up to $2,500.
  • How to apply: Review the program goals and objectives, then complete the online application form.
  • Deadline: Next deadline is Apr. 1, 2023 (for programs running between June and December, 2023).
  • Website: Go Girl

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Grants and awards from the Government of Canada

Access to action grant program

  • Health topic: Physical activity. This grant supports equity-deserving children and youth (including Indigenous, Black, cultural or ethnic minority, 2SLGBTQ+, students with disabilities, and newcomers) across Canada, in accessing high quality sport and physical activity programming before, during, and after school.
  • Who can apply: Primary applicants must be a registered school, school authority, or community service organization.
  • Grant amount: $500-$20,000.
  • How to apply: Complete the application form on the program website.
  • Deadline: Oct. 6, 2022 - Feb. 28, 2023.
  • Website: Access to action

 

Passion to purpose

  • Health topic: All topics—youth applicants identify an issue in their community and design a unique project that helps to provide a solution.
  • Who can apply: Youth ages 14-30 interested in volunteering with their peers in a small or large group.
  • Grant amount: Grants of $500 for simple ideas and small groups, $1000 for bigger ideas and bigger groups, and $2000 for ideas with greatest impact and scale.
  • How to apply: The application process varies based on grant stream. Visit passiontopurpose.ca/grants/ and click on the grant stream of interest. 
  • Deadline: Ongoing.
  • WebsitePassion to purpose

 

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Canada

  • Health topic: All topics—youth applicants develop their own challenge programs based on personal goals in four areas: community service, skill building, physical recreation, and adventurous journey. Projects involve voluntary extra-curricular activities and require a minimum commitment of 26 weeks.
  • Who can apply: Youth 14-24 years old can apply for one of three levels: bronze, silver, gold. There are minimum ages to start each level, and your program must be finished by your 25th birthday. 
  • Award type: This is a program that recognizes individual achievement, commitment, and passion. The award is the process, not the prize!
  • How to apply: Visit dukeofed.org/getstarted to learn more. When you're ready, register with the Alberta Division at dukeofed.org/sign-up.  
  • Deadline: Ongoing.
  • Website: dukeofed.org

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Other funding opportunities

These funding sources may be used to support Alberta-based school projects focused on nutrition, physical activity, or mental health. Please contact the funder directly for more information.

This is not a full list grant opportunities. Your health promotion facilitator may be able to help you tap into other sources, especially those in your local area.

Opportunity

Timeline

Breakfast Clubs of Canada

Ongoing

PHE Canada national awards

Feb. 10, 2023

School garden grant

Mar. 1, 2023

Learning garden grant

Mar. 31, 2023

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